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Frank Hohenberger, 1876-1963

Location: 5 S. Van Buren St. (State Rd. 135), Nashville (Brown County, Indiana) 47448

Installed 2019 Indiana Historical Bureau, Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation, Inc., and Brown County Community Foundation

ID#: 7.2019.1

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Frank Hohenberger, 1876-1963

Photographer, artist, and newspaper columnist Frank Hohenberger moved to Nashville in 1917. Through his black and white, large format photographs, he documented the residents, artists, daily life, traditions, and natural beauty of Brown County. From 1923-1954, he wrote an Indianapolis Star column, “Down in the Hills O’ Brown County” that helped popularize the area.

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Frank Hohenberger

Hohenberger took over 15,000 photographs and negatives during his career, including "The Liar's Bench," one of his best-selling prints. He was commissioned for projects across Indiana and in other states and delivered many illustrated lectures on his work. His internationally popular photographs have been preserved at the Lilly Library, Indiana University.

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